Pipe Patching & Relining
RTL have trained and experienced in-house Pipe Relining Specialists at the ready to carry out no excavation sewer and pipe repairs should you discover a broken or damaged drain at your property. Our Pipe Relining services cover all areas of Brisbane, Sunshine and the Gold Coast.
What is Pipe Relining?
Pipe relining is the process of repairing broken, leaking or blocked pipes and drains. Relining involves inserting a textile liner coated with epoxy resin into the broken section of drain, which then hardens into a long-lasting inner pipe which is just a few mm thick. The process forms a strong bond to the pipe and as it is structurally sound. It can also restore pipes where sections are missing or have separated. We can complete the drain relining in under a day, so your drains can be back to their normal use in no time.
What are the Benefits of relining broken pipes?
RTL Trades Pipe Relining Process
Step 1 – we conduct a thorough onsite consultation and CCTV inspection of the drainage system so we can locate the damaged or broken pipes.
Step 2 – prepare the drain by removing any tree roots and clean the drain with a high pressure water cleaner to remove any debris.
Step 3 – repair and reline or patch the pipe. We then leave the resin to cure for a minimum of 6 to 8 hours.
Step 4 – we carry out a final CCTV inspection of the newly relined pipe.
Step 5 – we prepare a relining report for you, which will include videos of both the before and after pipe relining.
Why Choose RTL
WILL TREE ROOTS BE ABLE TO RE-ENTER MY PIPE ONCE RELINED?
The end result of pipe relining is that it creates a joint-less end product. Ensuring that there is nowhere for the tree roots to enter the drain. Pipe relining is 100% guaranteed against tree roots in the newly relined section of drain.
WHAT SIZE PIPE WILL PIPE RELINING WORK ON?
Our RTL Trades technicians carry out pipe relining on drains and sewerage pipes sized between 50mm to 150mm. We have those sizes in stock, so for pipes any larger or smaller we’ll order in materials or we’ll use one of our trusted pipe relining contractors. The pipe relining product and process we use is able to handle up to 90 degree bends and small changes in pipe diameter.
WHAT DAMAGE CAN BE REPAIRED AND RELINED IN MY PIPE?
Pipe relining can repair any damage to the pipe, even if the pipe is missing in some sections. This includes pipes that are damaged or otherwise defective due to: tree roots, cracks, old age, dislodgement and erosion. We are able to reline meters and meters of the pipe at a time, or simply do a patch repair to a small section.
IS THE PROCESS OF RELINING THE PIPE DISRUPTIVE?
As we are not digging to uncover the pipes like regular pipe replacements, there is little to no disruption to the surface. Making the process trenchless. However, the drain cannot be used for approximately 6 to 8 hours whilst the resin sets. Compared to traditional pipe repair, which can take several days to complete and includes a lot of heavy machinery, noise and mess. Pipe Relining is a much quicker process in comparison.
Our Relining technician will keep you updated during the process and completion timings.
WHAT IS THE LIFESPAN OF THE RELINED PIPE?
Pipe relining is a permanent solution. The life span of our material is over 50 years, which is actually longer than most modern PVC pipes!
HOW MUCH DOES PIPE RELINING COST?
After assessing and inspecting the pipe or drain with a CCTV camera, we are then able to provide you with a quote. We’re not able to quote on relining a pipe sight unseen.
ARE THERE ANY PIPES THAT CAN'T BE RELINED?
We can reline any type of pipe, from terracotta to PVC, cast iron or asbestos. Even if there is a large gap in the pipe, relining is a good solution. If the condition of the pipe is too far gone, we may have to replace it. Our pipe relining technician will be up front and honest during our initial CCTV inspection and when cleaning the pipe or drain.
ARE RELINED PIPES ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE?
Absolutely – the new seamless pipe prevents infiltration and exfiltration and restores structural integrity of the pipe. Pipe relining eliminates joints – which can allow roots to enter the pipe and eventually weaken the pipe affected.
RTL Trades cover all areas of Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast – right down to Tweed Heads. For a competitive pipe relining quote, call RTL Trades on 1300 000 RTL (785)